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Mon, Nov 14, 2011 - 9:41am

Whew! I've spent the last 60+ hours with Hyde and Sweetness in Vegas. Very fun and great to get away and decompress for a few days. I'm headed home now and will have a full post sometime later today. Until then, consider this an open thread to discuss the topics of the day.

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Vypuero
Nov 14, 2011 - 2:23pm

There is no difference

between disagreement with a government policy (which it is not even, really) and murdering people, then? Can you not even take a moment and see what, by natural law, is right or wrong? i.e. - keeping gold is a natural right. murdering people is not. There is no moral equivalence here. This is typical of what anarcho libertarians believe and why they lose so much credibilty. they don't use context, just absolutes, so "arguing against policy" now becomes the same as terrorism. It isn't, and never will be.

TreeTop Dweller
Nov 14, 2011 - 2:26pm

Taco Bell Gold giveaway

They may be giving gold away but I sure don't think you will get a 1 Oz. coin.

I don't even think they know what the price of gold is!

How much can you win? You can win either $190 or $1,142 in real gold! The price of gold fluctuates, so the prize values are based on the price of gold as of August 2, 2011. If I win, what form does the gold get delivered to me in? Verified winners will get the gold in American Eagle Gold Coins (equivalent dollar value is also an option upon request).
Richard BoozeGeorge Clooney
Nov 14, 2011 - 2:28pm

Is There Anything Good About Men? @xty

I could be mistaken on this. But I think Abe Lincoln was once asked the question:

Who is smarter, men or women?

His sage reply:

Which man and which woman?

Dr Durden
Nov 14, 2011 - 2:34pm

Bullshit proof

Well done, silver foil hat. Bravo. Hilarious.

Win gold buying chalupas? Told you I'm long YUM, short paper...hehe...

Nick Elway
Nov 14, 2011 - 2:37pm

Joe Biden likened tea partiers to terrorists

Sources: Joe Biden likened tea partiers to terrorists


Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/stories/0811/60421.html Using Gold As Money Is Terrorism: U.S. Attorney

https://www.nolanchart.com/article8466-using-gold-as-money-is-terrorism-...

@vypuero Here are examples of a ranking politician and a US Attorney that aren't buying into your thesis that "arguing against policy" is not the same as terrorism, and these government guys have the guns!
AntrobusDrifter
Nov 14, 2011 - 2:42pm

Ron PAul

You said: "he (Ron Paul) promptly lost me with his stance against killing American Al Qaida members in foreign lands".

I think it's better phrased that Ron Paul is against the US government killing its citizens at the behest of some civil servant or politician. Who knows if the victims are Al Qaida or not - or if the "evidence" is trumped up. A handy tool indeed.

redwood
Nov 14, 2011 - 2:44pm
Nov 14, 2011 - 2:44pm

But Nick

Bernanke assured us gold wasn't money - dang I wish they could get their message straight. But as Hayek pointed out, if we knew the rules ahead of time, we could adapt our behaviour accordingly.

Jan Roos
Nov 14, 2011 - 2:47pm

@cleburne

That's cool that Taco Zbell is giving away gold coins. In my industry where we launch info products I am also seeing a few guys offering gold and silver as prizes in their sales contests instead of cash or iPods. I did the same in mine recently and it's gone over well. https://provenincomemethod.com/affiliateresources.html Slowly but surely the public will wake up to gold or it will happen overnight but that's when it's too late for most. Cheers Jan

JackPutter
Nov 14, 2011 - 2:49pm

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